U Thant to Report Today on Changes in Status of Jerusalem

Secretary-General U Thant is scheduled to report tomorrow to the United Nations General Assembly on the measures which Israel has taken to comply with the General Assembly resolution requiring it to rescind all measures already taken and to desist from taking any action which would alter the status of the city of Jerusalem.”

The Assembly will reconvene its emergency session on Wednesday and Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban of Israel who termed the reunification of Jerusalem “irrevocable and beyond the legal competence of the General Assembly,” is expected to return to New York in time to participate in its deliberations.

A new attempt to produce a resolution that could command a two-thirds majority of the Assembly and bridge the wide gap between the Soviet non-aligned position of withdrawal of Israel forces before consideration of other Arab-Israel issues and the Latin American stand coupling withdrawal with termination of the belligerency status was under way today. The Spanish delegation took the initiative in this attempt but was reported meeting with little success. In view of the continuing Middle East crisis, Mr. Thant has canceled plans to attend meetings in Geneva next week.

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